Baja Designs YZ 400/426/450 General Discussion

Trust me when I say that this picture does not do this light justice.

I imagine not, night time pictures or videos of lights/flashlights never do... I was just curious if it was the same light since he called it the Squadron Pro Spot . The light on the page I linked says nothing about "Spot". Maybe it does and I just overlooked it...

 

That is all :-)

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I imagine not, night time pictures or videos of lights/flashlights never do... I was just curious if it was the same light since he called it the Squadron Pro Spot . The light on the page I linked says nothing about "Spot". Maybe it does and I just overlooked it...

 

That is all :-)

 

So that is the light that comes with the Squadron Pro M/C race light found here, http://www.bajadesigns.com/pc_product_detail.asp?key=AD578E88C17343118BCEE4DC0EEA2ABF ?

 

 

The picture is of the Squadron Pro spot that comes on the Motorcycle light. Don't forget that for being a TT member you get 10 percent off too  :thumbsup:

Ordered a Squadron Pro and light switch harness. Can't wait to do some night riding!

I got my Squadron Pro and YZ450F harness today for my YZ450FX and cannot figure out where to plug the harness into. I can't find the capacitor under the seat like previously mentioned in this thread (although that was for a 2014 YZ450F and not a 450FX). I tried hooking it right into the coil but the bike died as soon as the light was turned on. I took some pics of the areas I suspect it might be but I'm lost. This is my first time putting lights on a bike. 

 

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I got my Squadron Pro and YZ450F harness today for my YZ450FX and cannot figure out where to plug the harness into. I can't find the capacitor under the seat like previously mentioned in this thread (although that was for a 2014 YZ450F and not a 450FX). I tried hooking it right into the coil but the bike died as soon as the light was turned on. I took some pics of the areas I suspect it might be but I'm lost. This is my first time putting lights on a bike.

I can't see under the battery and I'm not really familiar with the 450 fx as I have a 450f. I made the earlier post about the wiring harness.

The place I plugged in was around where the battery is and the wires ran along the front on the right side of the bike. Just check in there under the battery for a white plug. Or follow the wire that goes from your ecu until you find it

I got my Squadron Pro and YZ450F harness today for my YZ450FX and cannot figure out where to plug the harness into. I can't find the capacitor under the seat like previously mentioned in this thread (although that was for a 2014 YZ450F and not a 450FX). I tried hooking it right into the coil but the bike died as soon as the light was turned on. I took some pics of the areas I suspect it might be but I'm lost. This is my first time putting lights on a bike.

Your bike doesn't have a capacitor so you'll have to cut the two white plugs off your harness and connect to the battery directly. I'm not familiar with the FX so I don't know if it's equipped with a dedicated headlight connector or not. If you go straight to the battery I would recommend including an inline fuse. Also it seems Baja Designs has not updated that harness from previous generations so you'll have to extend it to reach everything.

Your bike doesn't have a capacitor so you'll have to cut the two white plugs off your harness and connect to the battery directly. I'm not familiar with the FX so I don't know if it's equipped with a dedicated headlight connector or not. If you go straight to the battery I would recommend including an inline fuse. Also it seems Baja Designs has not updated that harness from previous generations so you'll have to extend it to reach everything.

I just put one on my 14 450f and I never had to extend anything! I think they have it updated

I just put one on my 14 450f and I never had to extend anything! I think they have it updated

Oh that's good to know! Thanks

The harness is plenty long but it's designed to plug into a capacitor and the FX doesn't have one. I talked to Baja Designs today and the YZ450F harness won't work on the FX. I ordered a harness that ties directly into the battery and has a fuse already in line. I could have used the YZ450F harness and modified it to run to the battery but I figured it would be cleaner just to return the YZ450F harness and get the other one. I'll post a link to it later.

Why is there so much confusion? Why don't they make a straight forward plug and play system for the fx with good instructions?

That one goes directly to the battery and includes an in-line fuse.  As long as it's long enough to reach, should be easy.

I have a 2007 yz450f with a 9.8oz. GYTR off road flywheel. My question is if this increases the electrical output? Would I be able to hook up a led light? Thanks in advance!

Since the weighted is a standard part with a weight added, the added weight does nothing to change the electrical potential of the unit.  The stators for carbureted YZF's are a tiny little 4 pole thing that was only designed to support ignition.  They cannot run lights at all as they are.  Rewinding them is possible, but in order to power lights, two of the 4 poles are stolen from the ignition, and the only way to get such small coils to produce an adequate amount of energy is to use a smaller than recommended wire gauge.  This results in both the lighting coils AND the modified ignition coils being less than adequately reliable, as the finer wire is more subject to vibration damage and burning open due to overloading.

 

The only practical way to run lights on the bike is with a straight total loss battery setup.

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